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Jones Peak – December 31, 2008

March 20th, 2011 by

On New Years Eve Day of 2008, Peter called up and asked if I wanted to go for a bit of a hike. I was amenable, and so out we went. We headed out towards Sierra Madre, and went up Jones Peak, a front range bit of a hill in the first set of foothills of the San Gabriels. This was ~6.6 mi hike, with 2200′ or so of gain.

some lovely leaves

Heading along

Two Brief Interludes – December 2, 2007 Walk, and Jan 5-6 Brief Camping

June 8th, 2009 by

looking east, taking in the view

A couple brief excursions. I took a walk up Route 2 from where it was closed at Islip Saddle with Ben, Erin, Kendra, and Alexis on December 2, 2007. January 5-6 , 2008 I took a *very* brief winter camping trip with Peter and Helen. It snowed.

A walk up past Islip Saddle and A brief test of our emergency snow system

Cloudburst Canyon, May 2007

November 26th, 2007 by

On May 28, 2007, around 11 AM, Peter called me and asked if I wanted to go “hiking”. When he said “hiking” he secretly meant “proto-canyoneering”, but I was game, so off we went. This ended up being me, Erin, Peter, Helen, and Miranda on an ~1.5 mi canyon route, using two cars. It was more or less downhill the whole way (short of the first bit on fireroad), but no major elevation change was involved. The trip was to Cloudburst Canyon, rated by Chris Brennan as “not that hard, but also not that interesting.” But it was kind of cool on its own, and it was good rope practice, I guess.

in our lovely scented exit area

ye olde hike